By default, clicking on an email address from another mac app (such as Slack) launches the Mail.app application in a compose view to that email address.

I would like to disable this - I never use the Mail.app and most times I encounter an email address I'd like to copy/paste it somewhere else, not compose an email to that person.

Is there a way to disable that behavior?

  • Please don't cross-post from one SE site to another. It's considered bad form. Pick one & stick with it. Ref: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/235598/… – Tetsujin Apr 20 '16 at 18:16
  • My apologies. It seems like this one is being voted down, so I would remove it, but it also contains the correct answer whereas the other post does not. – johncorser Apr 21 '16 at 18:34
  • Yeah, this is a better answer. I'd leave both & see what happens, in this particular case. – Tetsujin Apr 21 '16 at 19:05

Use RubiCode's RCDefaultApp (http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/) to configure the default handlers for different "protocols" like http:, mailto:, etc.

Not 100% positive that you can disable the protocol handler altogether, but you can definitely redirect it to something other than Mail.app.

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